Rebecca MacKinnon


Governance innovation for a connected world

The goal of this report, and those involved in its formation, is to enhance free expression, diversity and democracy at the same time as we protect human rights and encourage innovation. The contributions from the authors included in this report offer a starting point for...

Fostering freedom online: the role of internet intermediaries

"Fostering Freedom Online: the Role of Internet Intermediaries” is the third title in the UNESCO Internet freedom series. With the rise of Internet intermediaries that play a mediating role on the internet between authors of content and audiences, UNESCO took a joint initiative, with the...
Discussion paper

Networked authoritarianism in China and beyond: implications for global Internet freedom

It is unwise to make assumptions about the liberating potential of the Internet in China or in other repressive regimes, argues this discussion paper. In late January 2010, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – who two months before had stood at the Berlin Gate with...